In this series, we want to introduce you to the best contemporary Vienna has to offer. Here are some tips combine contemporary art with culinary delights.
Heuer am Karlsplatz
The restaurant is located at one of the most central spots in Vienna – surrounded by a pretty garden plus terrace. The building on Karlsplatz is shared with the Kunsthalle Wien , so it offers itself to combining an exhibition visit with dinner or brunch. Great cocktails are also served in the Heuer in the evening, while the adjacent room offers space for larger events (like viennacontemporary’s after hours…) Next to the restaurant is the KarlsGarten, a show and research garden that is open to the public and run independently of the restaurant.
Skopik & Lohn
Interesting food and contemporary art are transforming the area around the Karmelitermarkt district market into one of Vienna’s most exciting neighborhoods. A hot tip in this area is Skopik & Lohn, which attracts with its friendly yet modest interior, a garden for guests and Viennese cuisine with an international twist. The waiters are courteous, the menu is small but sweet and the ceiling is painted by Austrian artist Otto Zitko.
Leopoldgasse 17, 1020 Wien
With a newly designed interior inspired by Austrian-Swedish designer Josef Frank, Salonplafond fits right into the Museum of Applied Arts building its located in. The menu offers fusion cuisine with local products and tasty cocktails. For a more relaxed experience, they’re firing up the grill in the beautiful museum garden on summer nights.
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
The location – an underground cellar used as a semi-legal Jazz club in the 60s – was rediscovered during a builing project in the area. A group of artists decided to turn the crypt-like space into a stylish bar. Despite being “secret”, word has spread about their signature cocktails. No guestlist or Dresscode, you just have to find the hidden door.
Wasagasse 17, 1090 Vienna
The attractive Art Nouveau building is home to one of Vienna’s most beautiful coffee houses, which also offers good food as well as great cocktails. The former greenhouse is without doubt one of the most beautiful steel and glass constructions of its time and was once used by the emperor as a place for relaxation and entertainment. It snuggles up against a side-wing of the Imperial Palace and offers a direct view of the Burggarten from the wonderful terrace. Furthermore, it’s only a few steps away fom some of the cities most beloved cultural Establishments like Albertina, the State Opera or the Austrian National Library.